Tobacco Regulation Report

The latest national tobacco rules and news—and what may be on the horizon
Tobacco Regulation Report

May: Gottlieb Takes the Reins

Another indication of a change in direction under President Donald Trump came with the appointment of Dr. Scott Gottlieb to lead the FDA. Despite initial concerns about Gottlieb’s ties to electr...

Tobacco Regulation Report

July: Battery and E-Liquid Product Standards

In July, the FDA also announced intentions to develop product standards for the e-cigarette and vaping segments. These standards will look to “protect against known public health risks” on...

The tobacco, vaping and convenience industry largely focused on the positive aspects of the FDA’s new tobacco plans, welcoming the agency’s embrace of innovation and harm reduction.“...

The FDA closed out the year not with a regulatory announcement but with the launch of a program aimed at assisting tobacco retailers in complying with age-verification requirements. Titled “This...

Welcome to the CSP Tobacco Regulation Report, a c-store retailer’s one-stop shop for navigating the latest national rules and news—and what may be on the horizon. While regulatory activity at the s...

Feb. 15, 2007, is the “grandfather date” in the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which granted the FDA authority to regulate tobacco products. Products on the market befo...

On July 28, 2017, the FDA indicated that harm reduction would be strongly embraced—and even encouraged—with the announcement of a new regulatory program that seeks to lower smoking rates a...

Another aspect of the July announcement that got the e-cig industry’s attention was the plan to issue an ANPRM seeking public comments on flavors—both the role flavors play in attracting y...

Mitch Zeller, the longtime director of the FDA’s CTP, told retailers what many in the industry already suspected: The FDA’s new focus on harm reduction and the continuum of risk came from ...

Though Nik Modi, tobacco analyst for RBC Capital Markets, New York, describes FDA regulations as a notoriously “lengthy process,” 2017 marked a flurry of activity from the agency, includin...

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